James Button

James Button
James Button is a former Fairfax journalist and the author of Speechless: A Year in My Father’s Business and Comeback: The Fall and Rise of Geelong.

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Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle’


The Norwegian author delivers autobiography as Scandi noir

AFL players Mitch Duncan and Jimmy Bartel dressed as Ricky Nixon and Kim Duthie, October 2011. © David Caird/Newspix

Behind Play


Anna Krien’s ‘Night Games’

Martin Street, East Geelong. © Ian Kenins

Hard truths

‘The Words That Made Australia’

John Button, 1933–2008


It was exciting growing up around Dad. He brought the heady outside world into our house. The phone was always ringing; visitors were knocking on the door and being ushered into Dad's study, which was the classic smoke-filled room. And plots were being …